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  • Therapy dog considered for Yellow Springs Police Department

    At its most recent meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, Village Council members heard a proposal from Village Manager Josué Salmerón to add a new member — a therapy dog — to the Village’s police force.

  • Council votes down youth outreach officer proposal

    At the Tuesday, Sept. 6, meeting, Village Council members voted down a resolution that would place an officer in the Greene County Educational Service Center, or ESC.

  • Village confronts Ellis Pond algae

    Since Village Council’s July 5 decision to prohibit Village staff from using chemicals to mitigate the algal bloom in Ellis Pond, Council members Marianne MacQueen and Carmen Brown have been working with Village staff, members of the Environmental Commission, several environmental scholars and local experts to find a more holistic, and possibly permanent, solution.

  • BREAKING: Laundromat gas leak closes downtown roads, businesses

    Shortly before noon on Friday, Aug. 26, a gas leak began emanating from the Highlander Laundromat at the corner of Dayton and Walnut streets.

  • Where the sidewalk begins

    On Monday, Aug. 22, Ohio Department of Transportation crews began work on a sidewalk that will extend the length of the walkway going along Limestone Street.

  • Miami Township Trustees propose zoning code changes

    The request from the Zoning Commission concerns the removal of sections 18.51 and 18.52 from the Zoning Resolution. The sections in question, which can be read in full at, concern temporary structures and property uses.

  • Village Council adopts privacy, net neutrality policy

    At Village Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, Council members unanimously approved a use policy for the village’s municipal broadband utility services. The policy enshrines the privacy of the village residents who opt into the new Wi-Fi service.

  • MTFR employs app to help lost hikers

    The what3words app will be used by MTFR staff to locate lost hikers in John Bryan and Glen Helen. When a person becomes lost, rather than relying on descriptions of surroundings to alert rescue personnel to their location, they can use the app to pinpoint their location via GPS coordinates.

  • 2022 Special Primary Election Results

    Preliminary results of the Tuesday, Aug. 2, special primary election are now available. The election was scheduled for August following the initial May primary due to ongoing legal disputes over the redrawing of Ohio district voting maps.

  • Village Council eyes stormwater fee

    In its most recent regular meeting July 18, Village Council members held a brief discussion about adding a stormwater fee for residents and businesses in the village.

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